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The leading specialist in GCSE and Functional Skills eLearning

bksb® is the UK’s most popular online GCSE and Functional Skills Solution. Last year, over 1.2 million individual learners used bksb to improve their skills in English, maths and ICT. In our 22 year history, over 20 million learners have benefited from our easy-to-use online assessments and learning resources, and recent statistics show that our clients typically experience success rates for Functional Skills that are 18% higher than the national average.

Take a look around our website or download our latest brochure. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our friendly team. Alternatively, why not sign up for a free trial to see our outstanding solutions for yourself!

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bksb has been established for 22 years

Over 20 Million Users. Here’s what our clients have to say about bksb…

We love our users, and it sounds like the feeling is mutual!

 bksb Initial & Diagnostic Assessments offer us a crucial platform which informs us of our learners’ individual needs. 

Mark Stewart, East Durham College

 The bksb Support Team are responsive and friendly. They’ve made it easy getting to grips with the bksb system. 

Lisa Westray, Haringey Sixth Form Centre

 bksb has enabled the effective testing, tracking and progression of a large cohort of students. It is accessible and easy to manage. 

Catherine Murphy, Fullhurst Community College, Leicester

 I find your product essential for identifying the skills gaps for our students, it allows staff to plan for specific needs, students to achieve and make progress. 

Susan Halton, Bolton Youth Challenge

 I am delighted with the overall functionality of bksbLIVE. It provides exactly the service we require and our learners enjoy using the system

Edward Jones, Cymru Care Training Limited

 In my opinion, bksbLIVE is the best online functional skills system in the market. 

Geoff Cox, TFT Training & Qualifications
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Upcoming Events

It’s all go here at bksb, so to keep track of where we are and what we’re doing, take a look at our events calendar and pencil in a visit.

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  • External Exhibitions and Conferences

  • FREE, in-house training events here at bksb

  • International Visits

  • Important Dates in the Educational Calendar

Introduction to bksbLIVE 2 Webinar: November 2017

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Getting the Best Out of bksb: November 2017

November 28 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduction to bksbLIVE 2 Webinar: December 2017

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am